#KicksStalker: Is a Filipino signature shoe on the horizon?

first_imgLATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets And for the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, it looks like the reviews are good.“It’s just a bit more flexible, the couple previous Hyperdunks for me are harder on the sole,” said Norwood. “Just the flexibility of it, I can move a lot better even if it’s not a typical low-cut shoe.”Gabe Norwood. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe 2017 Hyperdunk debuted the React that Nike described as “offers soft and ultra responsive cushioning with every step which ensures players a consistent energy uplift every minute, every game.”Previous Hyperdunks made us of either the Zoom or Air cushioning systems.Ravena said the new Hyperdunk also provides ample cushioning that will prevent knee pains after games.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Which now begs the question: When will the first Filipino signature line come?Filipino sneaker fans are always quick to lap up sneakers with the slightest hint of national culture in them. Thus the popularity of Kobe’s 9 EM, which featured the image of the local “tsinelas” (flip-flops), and LeBron James’ “Agimat,” which had Filipino phrases engraved in the shoe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’A Filipino signature line would drive the country’s passionate sneakerheads crazy.But while that remains a pipe dream, Filipino fans can still sit in the sidelines as their favorite stars go out and do trial runs of upcoming releases, listening to their views on the shoe. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ World Championship slots up for grabs in Cobra Ironman 70.3 “There’s no problem in the knees, and it’s especially suited for my style of play where I try to be active, I jump, rebound, go up and down the court,” said Ravena. “It’s a pretty solid shoe for me, there’s the comfort and the durability.”Both Ravena and Norwood are known sneakerheads and should be leading favorites if ever shoe brands decide on finally unveiling a Filipino signature line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiefer Ravena in action. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational team stars Gabe Norwood and Kiefer Ravena were among those who took part in the trial run of the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Monday at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City.Their presence helped launch the newest model of the Hyperdunk and both gamely took part in games with media people who also gave the shoe a test.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chappell’s show: UCLA junior gets medalist honors

first_imgBehind freshman Carl Smith’s 2-under par 70, Pepperdine carded a final-round 2-over 290 to finish with a 54-hole score of 46-over 910 and in 10th place. Alabama won the event with a 54-hole total of 881 (+17). MEN’S BASKETBALL CSUN 64, South Dakota State 63: Junior Calvin Chitwood scored a team-high 18points and Thomas Shewmake made a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left that proved to be the difference for the Matadors (13-14), who won their second road game this season. BASEBALL Last May, Chappell won the NCAA East Regional title at Lake Nona GC in Orlando, Fla. As a team, the Bruins finished in a tie for fourth place at 899 (+35) with Central Florida and Alabama-Birmingham. UCLA junior Kevin Chappell won his second collegiate indvidual title in the final round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Chappell won medalist honors by firing a final round 3-under 69, despite a double-bogey at the 16th hole. Chappell’s 54-hole total of 214 was 2 under. He beat Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran by a stroke and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson, the 16th-ranked player in the country, by two shots. center_img UC Irvine 6, USC 3: Matt Cusick went 3 for 4 and drove in the first two runs for the Trojans (7-6) in the first inning at Dedeaux Field. The Anteaters got one run in the third and tied the score in the fourth, then took the lead for good in the sixth with two runs. Long Beach State 14, UCLA 1: Brady Dolan drove in the only run for the visiting Bruins (6-4) and went 1 for 3. The Dirtbags scored eight runs in the eighth inning to snap UCLA’s four-game winning streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mahela Jayawardene roped in as England’s batting consultant

first_imgSri Lanka batting great Mahela Jayawardene has joined the England squad as batting consultant for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October.The Lankan batsman had discussed with coaches Paul Farbrace and Trevor Bayliss before taking up the job.Also read: ICC clears Sachin-Warne T20 series England have also roped in former all rounder Paul Collingwood as consultant for the limited overs squad. Collingwood will be with the team in India for 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.”We are delighted that Mahela and Paul will be joining the England management team, supporting our existing specialist coaches in this area. Both will bring a vast wealth of cricketing knowledge and expertise to the team, and in Mahela’s case, extensive experience of batting in the sub-continent which will be invaluable as part of our wider preparations for the UAE tour,”  Andrew Strauss, the Director of Cricket for the ECB, was quoted as saying by NDTV.Notably, Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been working with the team as spin-bowling consultant.last_img read more